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New Australian government includes record 13 female ministers

Albanese tweets of 'overflow of talent,' including Muslim and Indigenous women

Australia's new cabinet was sworn in on June 1 with a record number of women in ministerial roles and the country's first-ever Muslim ministers.   © AP

CANBERRA (AP) -- Australia's new government sworn in Wednesday includes a record 13 women, including the first female Muslim to serve in the role and the second Indigenous person named Indigenous affairs minister.

The ceremony conducted by Governor-General David Hurley in the capital, Canberra, came 11 days after new Prime Minister Anthony Albanese led the center-left Labor Party to an election victory over the incumbent conservatives.

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